mane definition by Webster's New World
- the long hair growing from the top or sides of the neck of certain animals, as the horse or lion
- long, thick human hair
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English manu, akin to German mähne ; from Indo-European an unverified form mono-, neck (from source Sanskrit mányā, nape of the neck, Welsh mwn, neck), probably ; from base an unverified form men-, to project from source menace
- maned adjective
mane definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The long hair along the top and sides of the neck of certain mammals, such as the horse and the male lion.
- A long thick growth of hair on a person's head.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English manu.